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Occupation  Actor
Name  Al White
Years active  1970-present
Role  Character actor
Height  6'2"
Spouse  Ronice White
Children  one daughter

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Full Name  Allen Cliffton White
Born  May 17, 1942 (age 73) (1942-05-17) Houston, Texas
Awards  1992 Theatre World Award for Outstanding New Talent on Broadway for August Wilson's "Two Trains Running"; Ovation Award for Ensemble Performance in August Wilson's "Gem of the Ocean"; NAACP Theatre Award for Ensemble Performance in August Wilson's "Gem of the Ocean"
Movies  Red Scorpion, Airplane!, Back to the Future Part II, Airplane II: The Sequel, Leprechaun 2
Similar People  Joseph Zito, Howard W Koch, Ken Finkleman, Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker

Al White the actor - Russkies

Allen "Al" White (born May 17, 1942) is an American character actor. He has appeared in various movies, such as Airplane! and Airplane II: The Sequel, and Back to the Future Part II. Over the course of his Hollywood acting career, White has frequently portrayed police detectives in television and film.



On screen, White is perhaps best known for his role in hit comedy Airplane! as the jive-talking man whose words have to be translated (he reprised the jive-talking for a courtroom scene in the sequel). He also acted in Back to the Future Part II and has a long television resume, including roles in popular shows Wonder Woman, The Jeffersons. The Incredible Hulk and The Dukes of Hazzard, and more recently CSI: Miami and The King of Queens.

White, who was raised in San Francisco, California from an early age, decided to embark on an acting career after he had been employed as a janitor in the Golden Gate Park for eight years. White has won a number of awards for his theatre work. He later became a member of the American Conservatory Theater company for three years, performing in more than seventeen plays from Shakespeare to playwright Tennessee Williams, who was playwright in residence at the time. White originated the role of the military officer in Williams' play This Is An Entertainment. In 1976, the group was sent to the Soviet Union for a bicentennial cultural exchange, performing at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, as well as in Leningrad and Rega.


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